Asian Shares Mostly Rise

Wednesday 1441/6/25 - 2020/02/19
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Tokyo, February 19, 2020, SPA -- Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, AP reported.
The Nikkei 225 rose 1.0% in afternoon trading to 23,415.30.Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 7,144.60. South Korea's Kospi declined 0.2% to 2,204.66. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.4% to 27,635.93, while the Shanghai Composite edged up 0.1% to 2,986.34.
Benchmark crude oil rose 45 cents to $52.74a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude oil, the international standard, rose44 cents to $58.19a barrel.
The dollar rose to 110.06 Japanese yen from 109.87 yen on Tuesday. The euroinched up to $1.0795from $1.0792.
--SPA
11:59 LOCAL TIME 08:59 GMT
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